“Education is a natural process carried out by the child and is not acquired by listening to words but by experiences in the environment.” Maria Montessori
The transformation of children from birth to adulthood occurs through a series of developmental planes. Montessori practice changes in scope and manner to embrace the child’s changing characteristics and interests.
In both the Infant/Toddler and Primary programs children are in their first plane of development. At this stage, birth to age 6, children are sensory explorers constructing their intellects by absorbing every aspect of their environment, language and culture.
Thru the Elementary Program, ages 6-12, children become conceptual explorers. They develop their powers of abstraction and imagination, and apply their knowledge to discover and expand their world further.
The Montessori Middle School program is designed to address all of the needs of adolescents during their transition to adulthood. The program provides opportunities for adolescents to be self confident and gain self knowledge, to belong to a community, to learn to be adaptable, to be academically competent and challenged and to create a vision for their personal future, thus to empower early adolescents.